Fabrisonic and Luna embed fiber optic sensors into metal 3D printed parts

Fabrisonic, the metal 3D printing company known for its Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) technology, has been working in collaboration with Luna Innovations, a specialist in optical measurement technology, to develop 3D printed smart structures.

In short, these smart structures consist of metal parts printed using Fabrisonic’s UAM process which are embedded with Luna Innovations’ optic sensors. The embedded sensors, which can be installed in solid metal parts thanks to the low temperature nature of the UAM process, are capable of collecting data for various applications, including health monitoring, high fidelity control and other science and research purposes.

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